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2012 CE Events: Education as our top priority

If you were an EBC member in 2012, maybe you had the chance to attend one of our continuing education events: a quick look at our map shows you that we did quite a few of them all around Canada this year! Education is one of our top priorities, and organizing these events are a great opportunity to learn from each other.…

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Added by Emmanuel PRO Technical Service on December 13, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

New article released: minutes from the last ISCFR.

Wonder what ISCFR stands for? It means International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction. Every 4 years, veterinarians from all over the world dealing with small animal reproduction meet there to discuss the new advances in this discipline. This…

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Added by Emmanuel PRO Technical Service on December 10, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Our Technical Service goes online!

2012 was a busy year for Royal Canin Canada’s breeder division. Among other things, we officially launched in April our Technical Service, dedicated to our Elite Breeder Club’s clients (…

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Added by Emmanuel PRO Technical Service on December 6, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Dog & Cat Nutrition Course at Conestoga College

Added by Tracey McCready on November 14, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Web Site

New Web Site for Kimas Bliss Canines

 http://kimasbliss.zohosites.com

Added by Kimas Bliss Canines on November 14, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

Royal Canin National Breeders’ Classic

Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 6pm

Orangeville Fairgrounds

PRIZES…

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Added by Clara on September 24, 2012 at 8:35am — 2 Comments

2012 Canadian National Rottweiler Sieger Show

Royal Canin is the Premier Show Sponsor of the 2012 Canadian National Rottweiler Sieger Show being held at Country Heritage Park Milton this weekend, September 8th & 9th 2012. 

http://royalcaninbreedersclub.ning.com/events/rottweiller-club-of-canada…

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Added by Clara on September 6, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Royal Canin Canada’s PRO team welcomes a new member!

We are happy to announce the promotion of Stéphane Grant to the position of Manager, PRO division for Royal Canin Canada.

Stéphane, who previously worked as a sales representative for the retail division in the greater Montreal, has been part of the Royal Canin family for almost 14 years.

His previous experience working as a sales representative with the PRO team, his expertise and his understanding of the breeders’ needs make him the ideal candidate for this new…

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Added by Clara on September 4, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments

Whirlwind Kitten season

We had a slow start with our first kittens arriving in mid March this season.

Things have been hopping ever since!

 

Lots of beautiful babies born but very few available as we had a lot of families waiting and

deposits coming in steadily.

 

Thanks to all of our adoptive families!! I love the updates and photos.

 

I'm trying to find time to update the "Happy Ragdoll Families" page to feature your photos

and…

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Added by Blossom Cheverie on August 27, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Overweight pets - should I be concerned?

Do I need to be worried about my pet being overweight?

The rate of obesity in our pets is increasing, with up to 30% of cats and dogs weighing more than they should.  If there is just a little bit if ‘extra padding’, simply cutting back feeding amounts slightly or increasing exercise may be enough to return your dog or cat to an ideal body condition. 

If your pet is overweight (>10% above ideal body weight) or obese (>30% above ideal body weight) weight…

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Added by Heather Lawson on July 13, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

What does AAFCO mean?

Who is AAFCO?

The Association of American Feed Control Officials, or AAFCO, is the body in the United States that governs pet food packaging and nutritional requirements. This organization was first developed in 1909, and has helped shape feed laws and regulations since. AAFCO does not enforce the guidelines that are put in place, but sets the standards that must be followed; each individual state within the US must enforce these rules. Canada has accepted AAFCO’s…

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Added by Heather Lawson on July 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Longhair Chihuahuas

Ok so how does this blog stuff work. I must love My Chihuahuas cuz this is the first blog I've ever started. Soooooooo...... who has longhair Chihuahuas? What is your favorite colors? Where do longhair Chihuahua breeders live??? Where can I find more awesome Longhair Chihuahuas and I have some for sale sometimes too. If you raise Longhair Chihuahuas or other small longhair brreds I'd love to chat about them. Who knows what cuz i only know a tiny amount

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Added by Lori Bertagnolli on July 2, 2012 at 1:27am — No Comments

Journey & Henry Litter

 We are eagerly awaiting the whelping of a much anticipated litter between our CH YBFGoldens Take a Chance on Me 'Journey'  and BISS, MBIS, Can US Ch JBG's Oh Henry! Journey is following me everywhere and is a big as a house. Today we are setting up the whelping box and getting all her momma gear ready for her! We will keep you posted on the upcoming events! Photos will be available on our Facebook page, Jean's Golden Gems :) 

Added by Jean Juno on June 30, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

What do I need to know about Lifestage nutrition?

Lifestages

Some pet foods bear the claim that the diet has a nutrient profile that fits all life stages.  In order to meet this requirement, the diet must meet AAFCO requirements for growth.  In other words, an ‘all life stage diet’ is equivalent to a puppy or kitten diet.  The problem with the ‘all life stage’ approach is that growth formulas…

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Added by Heather Lawson on June 29, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Part 3 of 3 in the series on Canine Reproduction - What you should know about Canine Gestation

Final of the series on Canine Reproduction from Dr Emmanuel Fontaine;

The physiology of reproduction in canine species is unique, with features of ovulation and oocyte maturation that will not be found in anywhere else in the animal reign. Most people believe fertility is not an issue, which is certainly true compared to human beings. Dogs do show good fertility rates, but to optimize fertility, there are some physiological details that should not be…

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Added by Heather Lawson on May 28, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Part two of a series on Canine Reproduction - A Focus on Timing of Ovulation

Part two in Dr Emmanuel Fontaine's series on Canine Reproduction;

The physiology of reproduction in canine species is unique, with features of ovulation and oocyte maturation that will not be found in anywhere else in the animal reign. Most people believe fertility is not an issue, which is certainly true compared to human beings. Dogs do show good fertility rates, but to optimize fertility, there are some physiological details that should not be neglected…

The…

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Added by Heather Lawson on May 21, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Part one of a series on Canine Reproduction - "Thinking Before Breeding"

One of our newer members of the Royal Canin PRO team is Dr Emmanuel Fontaine. 

Dr Emmanuel Fontaine graduated from the Toulouse Veterinary School in 2004. From 2005 to  2011, he worked at the Centre d’Etude en Reproduction des Carnivores (CERCA) [Research Centre for Reproduction in Carnivores], a unit of the Alfort Veterinary School (Paris) specializing in pet breeding assistance. He has a Master Degree in Biology of Reproduction and Development. Emmanuel Fontaine is…

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Added by Heather Lawson on May 14, 2012 at 7:26am — 2 Comments

Why are Web sites so hard to finish?????

We are still working within our Sub domain at shutterfly :O((

I hope to have the New site at Breederoo up within the Month of May!!

In the mean time www.raggtown.shutterfly is where we can be found.

Added by Sandy Wuerch on May 3, 2012 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Introducing our veterinarians and some Pet Food Facts

We will be having a number of the excellent veterinarians here at Royal Canin contributing to our blog and sharing their knowledge.  If you have a specific area you would like to learn more about, let us know!

 

Pet Food Facts

 

A diet can only be as good as the ingredients that go into it; however, the ingredient list gives zero indication of the quality of ingredients. 

 

1)      Ingredients are listed in order of descending…

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Added by Heather Lawson on February 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Lions Royale Ragdolls Website is soon to launch

I've been working feverishly trying to finish up the new LIONS ROYALE RAGDOLLS website.

It's going to be very interactive and I hope that visitors find it interesting and informative.

 

The address will remain the same: www.lionsroyale.com but it will be with a different host, fresher and more up to date.

 

I'll announce when it's launched!!

Added by Blossom Cheverie on February 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

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